Noriko Fox is a contemporary, realistic oil painter. Subjects: still lifes composed of toys and figurines.
Inspirations include Andrew Wyeth, Magritte, and Dali.
Education: Japan Designer school 1989 – 1991current Academy of Realist Art Boston.
Biography: Noriko Fox immigrated from Japan after marrying a US Marine in 1991.
She was a shy, quiet child who spent a lot of time drawing and painting. Interested in animal and plants, she often wondered if even plants have a mind of their own and might want to communicate with humans. Still not completely out of this imaginative world, Noriko decided to build stories from lifeless toy figurines in her atelier, which then can be observed “living” through her paintings. Her work expresses a reality or fact of life but in a humorous and whimsical way.